Raven House Sue Coleman Art Card

Raven House Sue Coleman Art Card

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Eagle House

The Haida people built two different types of houses, which differ mainly in the type of construction. Raven house is the second type of house constructed by the Haida people and the main difference is the heavy gables that carry he weight of six longitudinal rafters. The elaborate joinery in house 2, including mortice-and-tenon joints, is similar to fittings seen on board the European ships. Even the sheeting is integrated into the frame by joinery. There are fewer types of houses and they were mainly in southern villages.


Sue Coleman for over 25 years has earned international recognition for her distinctive watercolor paintings. Especially popular have been her 'Interpretive' Northwest Coast Indian images, which have been reproduced and sold to collectors world wide. Sue's years of research have culminated in a book entitled "An Artist Vision".

Sue maintains a studio in Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island, Canada and paints a variety of subjects from misty west-coast scenes, wildlife, landscapes, and more. Sue Actively works to promote environmental awareness and wildlife conservation. Her work is represented in Limited Edition Reproduction , Art Cards, Posters, and Collector's Plates, and several books which she has both written and illustrated.